Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Springfield, IL.

 

There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Whether you are located in downtown Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Stephanie Haugen
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Develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future. We will also work to identify negative thoughts, practice new skills, problem solve, and set goals so that you can fully live in the present moment.


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Develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future. We will also work to identify negative thoughts, practice new skills, problem solve, and set goals so that you can fully live in the present moment.

Something to know about my approach is:

An Integrative approach uses multiple approaches to help clients. In most cases, this means a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic therapies. The approach is flexible and based on the needs of the client.

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  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Management
  • Disordered Eating
  • Grief counseling
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  • Life Transitions
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  • Self Harm Reduction
  • Trauma
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Shanequia Seymore
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We will wok through and process those tough and/or not so tough situations you are currently facing during the time of the session. Learn how to spot the patterns that may be present and implement ways to effectively work through them,; and more.


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Together, we will:

We will wok through and process those tough and/or not so tough situations you are currently facing during the time of the session. Learn how to spot the patterns that may be present and implement ways to effectively work through them,; and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

Each intervention is tailored to each individual's needs. Therefore while working together, you will be able to experience comfortability while disclosing your different challenges you're facing. Homework is also sometimes given during session. ​

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  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Decision-Making
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Shanequia Seymore remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Texas
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Kristina Thomas
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work through the unique trials that life can bring unexpectedly. I will provide support, guidance and constructive feedback. I'll be there to walk you through hardships but to also celebrate your victories.


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work through the unique trials that life can bring unexpectedly. I will provide support, guidance and constructive feedback. I'll be there to walk you through hardships but to also celebrate your victories.

Something to know about my approach is:

I educate my clients on their diagnosis, their symptoms and together we determine which interventions will work best for them.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Trauma
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Rachel Harden-Maddox
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explore self-care and its 6 practices, discover what it means to honor yourself and set boundaries, create goals and objectives, recognize the difference between toxic and healthy relationships.


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Together, we will:

explore self-care and its 6 practices, discover what it means to honor yourself and set boundaries, create goals and objectives, recognize the difference between toxic and healthy relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is one that includes transparency and honesty. I encourage the practice of self-care and feel it is the best approach to start and continue mental health hygiene.

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  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Goals/Accountability
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
  • Single Mom
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Rachel Epley
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Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.


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Together, we will:

Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I balance my approach by focusing on personal strengths and values in addition to areas of potential growth and change. I have experience using CBT, DBT, ACT, positive psychology, and music therapy approaches.

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  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Identity Issues
  • Life changes
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Rachel Epley remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Iowa